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Tampa Tarpons manager Rachel Balkovec takes the field in Lakeland, FL (John Brophy/Pinstriped Prospects)


A series for the history books: Rachel Balkovec and the Tampa Tarpons win the opening series in Lakeland

Rachel Balkovec, the first female manager in professional affiliated baseball, took the field with her Single-A Tampa Tarpons for the first time on Friday in Lakeland, Florida, blazing a new trail for other women aspiring to be involved in sports.  The Lakeland Flying Tigers donated over 1,000 tickets to local girls sports teams so they…

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Originally a native of Southern Connecticut, John has lived in the Tampa area since 2010 and has been a Tarpons fan since 2012. John is excited to bring you along as the Baby Bombers work their way up to The Bronx.

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